2020 has truly gone by so quickly. Just yesterday, it seems, we were picking out the tastiest rice dumplings to try for Dragonboat Festival. Now, we’re back with our annual tradition: a guide to the best mooncakes to savour and gift.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a time of reunion and gathering, and when we spend time with family and friends under the same full moon. While we’re only limited to five per meet-up, you can still let your friends and loved ones know that you’re thinking of them—by sending over a box of mooncakes, of course.
In our list this year, we’ve included notable hotels, famed bakeries and restaurants, and even a few you might not have expected to see. Whether you love baked traditional mooncakes, or snowskin mooncakes with innovative new flavours, there’s something for everyone here.
1. Peach Garden
A notable household name that brings to mind authentic Chinese cuisine in a warm, inviting space, Peach Garden is at the top of our list when it comes to getting mooncakes this Mid-Autumn Festival 2020.
These days, it’s as much about the packaging as it is about the delectable goodies within. If you tend to hoard mooncake boxes like me, you’ll love the special limited-edition box that even comes with LED lights inside! It’s perfect for gifting.
And speaking of the goodies within, Peach Garden’s mooncakes are made with the freshest ingredients, without artificial flavouring. Choose either a box of four baked mooncakes (from S$67.41) or a box of eight snowskin mooncakes (from S$66.34).
You’ll want to try their four signature flavours: Golden Pandan Paste With One Yolk (Reduced Sugar), Signature Premium White Lotus Paste with Macadamia Nuts (Reduced Sugar), Signature Premium White Lotus Paste With Two Yolks (Reduced Sugar) and Signature Golden Lotus Paste With One Yolk (Reduced Sugar).
This year, Peach Garden is also introducing three all-new flavours that are just a touch more exotic. The Premium Jackfruit Paste With Melon Seeds contains paste made from real jackfruit, while the Premium Refreshing Pomelo Cheese Paste With Orange Peel will tickle your tastebuds with a unique combination of citrus pomelo and creamy cheese.
The Premium Healthy Purple Sweet Potato Paste (Reduced Sugar) is sure to be a hit too—not to mention, pretty in dark purple for the ‘gram.
Can’t wait to order? Contact Peach Garden restaurants or visit their e-shop to place your orders.
- Peach Garden @ OCBC Centre (Tel: +65 6535 7833)
- Peach Garden @ Hotel Miramar (Tel: +65 6736 3833)
- Peach Garden @ Thomson Plaza (Tel: +65 6451 3233)
- Peach Garden @ Chinatown Point (Tel: +65 6702 0603)
- Peach Garden @ The Metropolis (Tel: +65 6334 7833)
Head over to Peach Garden’s e-shop to find out more.
Expected Damage: From S$67.41 for box of four baked mooncakes | From S$66.34 for box of eight snowskin mooncakes
2. Golden Moments
If there’s one thing Singaporeans can’t get enough of, it’s durian. Durian season may be tapering off, but you can still enjoy the King of Fruits—in your mooncakes.
Golden Moments—the next durian revolution—has been satisfying durian cravings since 2017, with exquisite durian dessert creations. This year, they’ve stepped up their game even more, bringing us a new and improved range of durian mooncakes, which are healthier with no added sugar.
Look forward to three new flavours: Docello Hazelnut Chocolate Mao Shan Wang (S$108/box of four), Premium D24 (S$88.80/box of four), and Premium Lychee Martini (S$88.80/box of four), for non-durian fans to join in the fun.
And of course, we can’t forget the signature Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncake (S$108/box of four). This iconic mooncake comes with bamboo charcoal snowskin, dusted with gold powder, and packed full of 100% pure Mao Shan Wang durian.
To celebrate their fourth anniversary, Golden Moments is having a 1-for-1 promotion from now until 6 September 2020, for Docello Hazelnut Chocolate Mao Shan Wang, the signature Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncake, and Assorted Flavours.
With every two boxes purchased, you’ll even get a free spa pass to Spa Nes, a five-star luxury spa with an a la carte buffet and other exciting dining vouchers!
You can also purchase the mooncakes at Shell, NTUC Fairprice Finest, and pop-up booths at the following locations:
- TANGS Level 4 (10 September to 1 October)
- BHG Bugis Level 1 (7 September to 1 October)
- Raffles City Robinson Level 3 (21 August to 30 September)
- Raffles Place B1 (7 September to 1 October, excluding weekends)
- Velocity (1 to 30 September)
Expected Damage: From S$88.80 per box of four
3. Resorts World Sentosa (RWS)
Bored of the usual mooncake flavours? Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) has come up with a series of wholesome snowskin mooncakes, made with your health and immunity in mind—available from now until 1 October 2020.
You can bestow a gift of nutritious and delectable mooncakes upon your loved ones this Mid-Autumn Festival, including snowskin mooncakes made with health-giving ingredients. These deluxe desserts draw inspiration from tradition, and are naturally sweetened without any artificial flavourings or colourings.
Choose from three delectable snowskin mooncake flavours: Rose Lingzhi Spores With Longan, Purple Sweet Potato With Manuka Honey, and Matcha With Tangerine Peel. You can get two of each in a Box of six for S$98.
Prefer traditional flavours instead? Take your pick from five baked mooncake flavours: Low-sugar Macadamia Nut (S$59 for four pieces), Low-sugar Double-yolk (S$72 for four pieces), Baked Egg Custard With Melon Seeds (S$69 for four pieces), Pandan With Yam Coconut (S$65 for four pieces) and Low-sugar Single-yolk (S$65 for four pieces).
You can also get the first four flavours as a Box of Four (S$68).
If you’re an RWS Invites member, you can get a 20% discount, while Maybank and Mastercard® cardholders get 15% and 10% off, respectively. Check out the e-brochure, and start ordering!
Expected Damage: From S$59 for a box of four baked mooncakes | S$98 for a box of six snowskin mooncakes
4. Grand Hyatt Singapore
It’s time to get boozy with Grand Hyatt Singapore’s new snowskin mooncake flavours this Mid-Autumn Festival 2020! Available from now until 1 October 2020, Grand Hyatt Singapore is bringing us two all-new boozy flavours: Mellow Apple Calvados Truffle, and Fairtrade Wu Liang Ye Chocolate Truffle.
The Mellow Apple Calvados Truffle combines sweet, refreshing apple with the iconic French brandy Calvados, paying homage to the first known cider distillation. It’s something different for sure, and just the right amount of refreshing to keep you nibbling.
The Fairtrade Wu Liang Ye Chocolate Truffle draws inspiration from a liquor recipe first developed in the Ming Dynasty. Combined with a creamy chocolate truffle, this mooncake finishes decadent and smooth on your palate.
Classics like the Champagne Truffle and Lychee Martini Truffle make comebacks, and traditional baked mooncakes with and without yolks are available too.
Get any four traditional or eight snowskin mooncakes for S$80nett, all individually sealed and sustainably packaged in an emerald green tingkat-inspired box. You can make your orders on Grand Hyatt’s online store or Lobby Shop from now until 1 October 2020.
Enjoy 30% off baked and snowskin mooncakes with selected credit cards until 1 October at Grand Hyatt Singapore Lobby Shop.
Expected Damage: S$80nett for four traditional mooncakes or eight snowskin mooncakes
Grand Hyatt Singapore: 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211 | Tel: +65 6887 5492 | Opening Hours: 11am – 10.30pm (hotline & shop at mezza9), 12pm – 9pm (Lobby Shop) | Order online | Facebook | Instagram | Website
5. Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
Much like the understated luxury of Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, this year’s range of handcrafted mooncakes from Michelin-starred Jiang-Nan Chun exudes that same quiet elegance.
Look forward to a curated selection of mooncakes featuring perennial favourites and new, limited-edition snowskin mooncakes. Your mooncakes will come in a powder-blue embroidered jewellery box, with a botanical-inspired design, and containing four mooncakes.
The baked mooncakes this season are old favourites. The signature Smoked Duck With Assorted Nuts And Lime (S$78 for four pieces) is inspired by Jiang-Nan Chun’s Peking duck, with hints of smoke from the mesquite wood-fire oven. Other classics include Silver Lotus Paste With Melon Seed (S$78 for four pieces), Silver Lotus Paste With Single Yolk (S$78 for four pieces), and Silver Lotus Paste With Double Yolk (S$80 for four pieces).
For a more modern selection, the snowskin mooncakes are a good choice. The Litchi With Raspberry And Rose (S$80 for eight pieces) comes with a raspberry-rose gelée core, encased in vanilla-litchi cream and rose-infused snowskin. The Bird’s Nest With Custard (S$88 for eight pieces) mooncake contains a bird’s nest core, enveloped in velvety custard—a work of art indeed.
And fans of durian will love the Mao Shan Wang (S$98 for eight pieces) mooncake, with a smooth and creamy filling made from the King of Fruits. The Hazelnut Royaltine Chocolate (S$80 for eight pieces) has a blend of crunchy Jivara chocolate praline base and fragrant hazelnut—the mooncake version of Four Seasons’ well-loved hazelnut royaltine cake.
Expected Damage: From S$78 for four baked mooncakes (single flavour), S$82 for four baked mooncakes (assorted flavours, one of each) | From S$80 for eight snowskin mooncakes (single flavour), S$88 for eight snowskin mooncakes (assorted flavours, two of each)
6. InterContinental Singapore
To celebrate this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, InterContinental Singapore debuts an exclusive collection of snowskin mooncakes.
Modelled after classic Peranakan desserts to celebrate the hotel’s rich heritage, these new snowskin mooncakes are shaped in the signature blooming rose silhouette from Man Fu Yuan 满福苑. You can get a set of the four heritage flavours for S$84.
Each set of four also comes in an elegant tingkat carrier. These traditional tiered lunch boxes feature subtle Peranakan design motifs in blush and turquoise hues, with four layers in total.
Look forward to the likes of Chendol, Pulut Hitam, Durian Pengat and Pandan And Coconut Kaya. The familiar Chendol contains gula melaka with red bean, coconut and pandan jelly—just like our favourite local dessert. For a twist on traditional desserts, there is Pulut Hitam, comprising dark glutinous rice, candied longan and coconut.
Durian lovers can dive straight into the Durian Pengat, comprising durian cream, gula melaka and butterfly pea which gives a lovely blue tint. The Pandan And Coconut Kaya will remind you of the traditional kaya toast breakfast, featuring pandan kaya jam and a coconut kaya jam centre.
Don’t worry, InterContinental Singapore still offers the traditional baked mooncakes. Choose from flavours like:
- White Lotus Paste with Double Yolk (S$74nett/four pieces)
- White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk (S$70nett/four pieces)
- Red Lotus Paste with Double Yolk (S$70nett/four pieces)
- Red Lotus Paste with Single Yolk (S$66nett/four pieces)
- Low-Sugar White Lotus Paste with Macadamia Nuts (S$70nett/four pieces)
- Assorted Nuts (S$68nett/four pieces)
You can make your orders online from now until 28 September 2020, or head down to Man Fu Yuan Shoppe (Level 1 entrance of InterContinental Singapore from Bugis Junction) from now until 1 October 2020 to purchase your mooncakes in person.
For our readers, use the promo code ICSSL35 and enjoy 35% off baked mooncake orders!
Expected Damage: From S$66nett for four baked mooncakes | S$84 for four snowskin mooncakes
7. The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
This Mid-Autumn Festival, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore offers a selection of mini mooncakes—all the better to share the joy with loved ones.
Housed in two conservation buildings in the Civic District, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore brings us closer to heritage and history with this year’s delicate snowskin mooncakes.
Take your pick from six different flavours of mini snowskin mooncakes, all showcasing an aspect of our history and heritage. The Mini Snowskin Plantation 1840 (S$78/eight pieces) pays homage to the hotel’s signature cocktail, Plantation 1840, with an alcoholic kick from the flavoured rum. Go for an Italian dessert in the form of Mini Snowskin Tiramisu (S$78/eight pieces), a tribute to La Scala Ristorante.
Chocolate lovers can’t miss the Mini Snowskin Valrhona (S$78/eight pieces), made with 70% pure Valrhona chocolate for a truly indulgent bite. The Mini Snowskin Salted Caramel (S$74/eight pieces) is sure to please both adults and children alike. For something lighter, the Mini Snowskin Lychee Rose (S$74 for eight pieces) will fill your palate with floral, fruity notes. And who can miss out on the Mini Snowskin Mao Shan Wang Durian (S$86 for eight pieces)?
You can also get the Assorted Mini Snowskin Mooncake (S$78 for eight pieces) to try more flavours.
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore also offers traditional mooncakes in mini form, with flavours like:
- Mini Baked Pandan Paste with Melon Seeds (S$70 for eight pieces)
- Mini Baked Red Bean Paste with Orange Peel (S$74 for eight pieces)
- Mini Baked White Lotus Seed with Egg Yolk (Reduced Sugar) (S$78 for eight pieces)
- Mini Baked White Lotus Seed Paste with Macadamia Nuts (Reduced Sugar) (S$74 for eight pieces)
Or try all four traditional mooncake flavours with the Assorted Mini Baked Mooncake (S$74 for eight pieces), and pick the flavours you want.
Expected Damage: From S$70 for eight baked mooncakes | From S$74 for eight snowskin mooncakes
8. Aroma Truffle
Get the best of both worlds with Aroma Truffle, when it comes to durian mooncakes. Famed for their black truffle chips, Aroma Truffle is back this Mid-Autumn Festival with the world’s strongest truffle durian mooncakes!
Featuring a twist on the durian mooncakes that we know and love, these luscious snowskin mooncakes are infused with premium Black Winter Truffles, harvested from Spoleto, Italy.
From now until 15 September 2020, you can get a taste of two types of truffle durian mooncakes: the Black Charcoal Musang King Mooncake, and the Butterfly Pea Musang King Mooncake.
The Black Charcoal Musang King Mooncake is packed full of pure Musang King flesh, with a 100% natural black charcoal snowskin that’s infused with black winter truffles. Garnished with edible gold dust for maximum decadence, you’ll want to snap a photo for the ‘gram before digging in.
The Butterfly Pea Musang King Mooncake is just as Instagram-worthy, and packs more of a flavourful punch. Tinted blue from the butterfly blue pea flower, the core filling consists of pure Musang King durian flesh mixed with bits of premium black winter truffle.
You can get the Regular Bundle (S$78), which comes with a box of four mooncakes (two of each flavour or one flavour only). Those who love Aroma Truffle’s chips can consider Fortune Bundle (S$88) with a box of four mooncakes and two packs of truffle chips, or Harmony Bundle (S$98) with a box of four mooncakes and four packs of truffle chips.
Expected Damage: S$78 (Regular Bundle), S$88 (Fortune Bundle), S$98 (Harmony Bundle)
9. Hong Kong Mei Xin Mooncakes
This is one of my favourite places to get traditional baked mooncakes. Hong Kong Mei Xin Mooncakes never fails to deliver quality mooncakes—especially their iconic Lava Custard Mooncake (S$63.80 for eight pieces) and Creamy Custard Mooncake (S$60 for eight pieces).
Time to get the family together, because you’ll want to share the joy. Hong Kong Mei Xin Mooncakes has added to its Lava Custard range, and now you can enjoy four different flavours in the Lava Quartet (S$65 for eight pieces, two of each flavour) set: the signature Lava Custard, Lava Caramel Macchiato, Lava Chocolate and the all-new Lava Cheese (S$63.80 for eight pieces).
If you prefer the Custard Mooncakes series, the Custard Twins (S$56 for six pieces, three of each flavour) set will tantalise your tastebuds. Containing three pieces each of the Lava Custard Mooncake and Creamy Custard Mooncake, you’ll be fighting for the last piece.
Go back to basics, and gift your loved ones with the traditional baked mooncakes from Hong Kong Mei Xin Mooncakes. Savour classics like:
- White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake With 2 Egg Yolks (S$65 for four pieces)
- Classic Mixed Nuts Mooncake (S$63.50 for four pieces)
- Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake With 2 Yolks (S$62.50 for four pieces)
- Low Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake With Egg Yolk (S$63.80 for four pieces)
- Low Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake With Pine Nut (S$63.80 for four pieces)
And if you have little ones or if you’re a Marvel fan, the themed mooncake boxes will have you squealing with delight. The MX “Marvel Kawaii Collection” Mooncake and the MX “Iron Man Collection” Mooncake—his arc reactor lights up!—comes in a bundle for S$72 (four pieces per box, total eight pieces) with Lava Custard Mooncakes.
Those who prefer snowskin mooncakes, there’s something for you too. Hong Kong Mei Xin Mooncakes offers a series of Snowy Mooncakes, including mooncakes with bird’s nest, fresh fruits, and even snowskin mooncakes flavours mimicking typical cha chaan teng drinks.
Psst, we’re also running a giveaway—stand a chance to win some of the tasty mooncakes from Hong Kong Mei Xin Mooncakes!
Expected Damage: From S$60 per box
10. JW Marriott South Beach Singapore
Missed out on last year’s fruity blueberry paste mooncakes from JW Marriott South Beach Singapore?
Don’t worry, because JW Marriott is back with fruity flavours in their mooncakes from Madame Fan this year—even in classic baked mooncakes.
Look forward to four classic baked mooncake flavours: Single Yolk Lychee Lotus Paste (Low Sugar) (S$80 for four pieces), Premium Mixed Nuts (S$78 for four pieces), Pu Er Tea With Chia Seeds (S$76 for four pieces), and Double Yolk Lotus Paste (Low Sugar) (S$82 for four pieces). You can also opt for the Baked Mooncakes Medley (S$78 for four pieces), which comes with one of each flavour.
Not a fan of baked mooncakes? JW Marriott also offers snowskin mooncakes, in two indulgent flavours. Durian lovers will enjoy returning favourite Mao Shan Wang (S$82 for eight pieces), packed with creamy, luscious durian.
This year, JW Marriott has also come up with Bird Nest With Japanese Sweet Potato (S$88 for eight pieces), a new luxurious creation that you’ll want to gift your loved ones. Who can say no to that beautiful turquoise snowskin, and the pretty purple filling within?
Various credit cardholders can enjoy up to 25% savings on their mooncake purchases from now until 1 October 2020, so be sure to check out your card privileges before snapping up a box or two. Fill up the order form, or simply order online through Oddle.
Expected Damage: From S$76 for four pieces of baked mooncakes | From S$82 for eight pieces of snowskin mooncakes
11. Tung Lok Group
I always eagerly await the mooncakes from Tung Lok Group every year. The gift boxes are more often than not creations of beauty and wonder, from glow-in-the-dark rabbit motifs to light-up jewelled boxes.
This year, Tung Lok Group has graced us with a selection of mooncakes in elegant gift boxes, available from now until 1 October 2020. Clad in textured gold material with exquisite peony embroidery as a centrepiece, you can choose either the Tung Lok Treasure Box (S$78 for four pieces) which comes with Double Yolk White Lotus, or Tung Lok Four Seasons (S$76 for four pieces) with one of each baked mooncake flavour.
Tung Lok’s four mooncake flavours are Egg Yolk White Lotus, Egg Yolk Red Lotus, Egg Yolk Pandan Lotus With Pistachios and Macadamia Nuts White Lotus.
If you prefer a single flavour in a box, the Autumn Blossoms (S$60 for four pieces) lets you enjoy four pieces of the same mooncake flavour, in a lovely pastel pink tin box with chrysanthemum flower motifs.
Expected Damage: From S$60 for four pieces
12. Marina Bay Sands
Mid-Autumn Festival might be a part of Chinese traditions, but Marina Bay Sands is reimagining traditional mooncakes and presenting us with artisanal creations from Executive Pastry Chef Antonio Benites.
These mooncakes combine the classic French pastry-making with nostalgic Oriental flavours, and we can look forward to four new mooncake creations. This year’s mooncakes come in an elegant, four-tiered, royal purple box with subtle golden lotus motifs, and is designed with sustainability in mind.
Available in a set of four (S$48 for four pieces, one of each flavour), the flavours include Baked Cempedak Mooncake, Baked Azuki Mooncake, Chocolate-covered Sweet Potato Mooncake and Chocolate-covered Black Sesame Mooncake. You can also opt for a baked box of four (S$48 for four pieces, two of each baked mooncake flavour) or a chocolate-covered box of four (S$48 for four pieces, two of each chocolate-covered mooncake flavour).
Reinventing the usual baked mooncakes, Marina Bay Sands offers them in buttery puff pastry, bringing together the crumbly texture of Western pies with Oriental flavours like cempedak in the Baked Cempedak Mooncake, and mashed red bean with almond paste in the Baked Azuki Mooncake.
For those with a sweet tooth, go for the two new indulgent flavours of chocolate shell mooncakes. The Chocolate-covered Sweet Potato Mooncake comes with smooth pandan ganache, velvety Japanese sweet potato lotus paste, and Japanese purple sweet potato roll biscuit base. And the Chocolate-covered Black Sesame Mooncake brings together nutty black sesame and aromatic hojicha, all within an Araguani 72% dark chocolate shell.
Get your mooncakes online from now until 6 September 2020, and enjoy a 25% early bird discount. Or head over to Origin + Bloom from 7 September to 1 October 2020 to make your purchase.
Expected Damage: S$12 per mooncake, S$48 for four pieces
13. Si Chuan Dou Hua
Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with a selection of mooncakes fit for royalty from Si Chuan Dou Hua! From now until 30 September 2020, you can make your orders and pick them up at all Si Chuan Dou Hua outlets.
Choose from three classic baked mooncake flavours: White Lotus Paste with Double Egg Yolk (S$78 for four pieces, S$18 each), White Lotus Paste With Single Egg Yolk (S$72 for four pieces, S$16.50 each), and Charcoal White Lotus Paste With Macadamia Nuts And Gold Dust (S$68 for four pieces, S$15 each).
Each box of four mooncakes comes in an elegant gold box, and includes a golden pouch with eight fortune cookies. Perfect for gifting, or sharing with your loved ones!
You can opt to order online, or place your orders at one of the following outlets:
Top of UOB Plaza (+65 6535 6006 | [email protected])
PARKROYAL on Beach Road (+65 6505 5722 | [email protected])
PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road (+65 6428 3170 | [email protected])
Expected Damage: From S$68 for four pieces | From S$15 for one piece
14. Sheraton Towers Singapore
Sheraton Towers Singapore brings us a curated range of traditional baked and modern snowskin mooncakes this Mid-Autumn Festival, all handcrafted to perfection by the team from Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant.
Available for purchase from now until 1 October 2020, the baked mooncakes come in a three-tiered drawer box, while the snowskin mooncakes are presented in an elegant tin box.
When it comes to baked mooncakes, the classics work best. Look forward to crowd-favourite Lotus Seed Paste With Green Tea And Black Sesame (S$72 for four pieces), and the usual suspects like White Lotus Seed Paste With Single Egg Yolk (S$72 for four pieces), White Lotus Seed Paste With Double Egg Yolk (S$76 for four pieces) and White Lotus Seed Paste With Macadamia Nut (S$70 for four pieces).
Savour all-time favourite snowskin mooncakes—Mini Snow Skin Champagne (S$70 for eight pieces) and Mini Snow Skin Lychee Martini (S$70 for eight pieces)—or try out the new selection from Li Bai.
Light and fragrant, the Mini Snow Skin Green Tea (S$70 for eight pieces) comes with green tea truffle enveloped in white lotus seed paste. The other new snowskin mooncake is Mini Snow Skin Yuan Yang (S$70 for eight pieces), inspired by the local blend of coffee and tea.
Make your order before 1 October 2020, and you’ll get 15% off all mooncake purchases.
Expected Damage: From S$70 for four pieces of baked mooncakes | S$70 for eight pieces of snowskin mooncakes
15. Fairmont Singapore
Get ready for a dose of Mid-Autumn magic at Fairmont Singapore, when it comes to their exquisite collection of traditional baked favourites and delicate snowskin mooncakes.
Made by Chef Mandy Yeo of Szechuan Court, look forward to new flavours and crowd favourites alike. Fairmont Singapore presents two new snowskin mooncake flavours this year: Caramel Sea Salt (S$72 for eight pieces) with a balance of sweet and savoury, and Pu Er With Chia Seed (S$72 for eight pieces) for those who enjoy the light fragrance of pu erh tea.
Fairmont Singapore also introduces a nutty new baked mooncake flavour, the Traditional Mixed Nuts (S$72 for four pieces). This traditional mooncake comes with almonds, walnuts, white sesame, sunflower seeds, melon seeds and pine nuts, for that ultimate crunch.
Crowd favourite flavours also make a comeback, with Mini Champagne Truffle With Chocolate Ganache (S$76 for eight pieces) in pastel golden snowskin, and Mini Rum & Raisin With Chocolate Truffle (S$74 for eight pieces). The usual classic baked mooncakes are available too, including Pine Nuts In White Lotus Paste (S$72 for four pieces), Single Yolk & Macadamia Nuts In White Lotus Paste (S$74 for four pieces), and Double Yolk In White Lotus Paste (S$76 for four pieces).
Take your pick from the Standard Box (S$76 for four pieces of baked mooncakes or eight pieces of snowskin mooncakes) or Premium Box (S$98 for four pieces)—which enhances your experience with a Chinese tea set. Or go for something simple, with the Two-Piece (S$40 for two pieces) box which comes with one Single Yolk & Macadamia Nuts In White Lotus Paste, and one Traditional Mixed Nuts mooncake.
You can order online, and head down to Fairmont Singapore between now to 1 October 2020 for self-collection.
Expected Damage: From S$40 for two pieces of baked mooncakes | From S$72 for eight pieces of snowskin mooncakes
16. KELE Singapore
You may know KELE Singapore for their fluffy roll cakes and pineapple tarts, but you can also enjoy unique mooncakes from them this Mid-Autumn Festival! These 100% handmade delicate snowskin mooncakes come with intriguing fillings that are naturally nutrient-dense.
Durian lovers can choose between Mao Shan Wang Snowskin Mooncake (S$88 for four pieces, S$22 each) and D24 Durian Snowskin Mooncake (S$72 for four pieces, S$18 each). Both come with luscious durian filling, though the Mao Shan Wang variant is encased in delicate black charcoal snowskin.
For more unique flavours, try the Avocado Macadamia Snowskin Mooncake that’s filled with mashed avocadoes and chunks of macadamia nuts. Or get a taste of the Mulberry Cream Cheese Snowskin Mooncake for something fruitier.
KELE also offers local-inspired mooncake flavour, like the Rose Cream Cheese Snowskin Mooncake that evokes memories of sipping bandung. Other crowd favourites include Strawberry Cream Cheese Snowskin Mooncake, Mango Cream Cheese Snowskin Mooncake, and Adzuki Gula Melaka Snowskin Mooncake.
You’re in for a boozy treat with KELE’s cocktail series. Get your alcohol fix with Rum & Raisin Snowskin Mooncake and Lychee Martini Snowskin Mooncake—indulgent to the last bite.
Place your orders online or head over to one of KELE’s stores, between now to 4 October 2020.
From now to 20 September 2020, enjoy the early bird discount and take 25% off your mooncake purchases. If you’ve missed it, don’t worry—you can still get 10% off regular prices between 21 to 30 September 2020.
Expected Damage: From S$62 for four pieces
KELE @ Chinatown: No.2 Smith Street, Singapore 058917 | Tel: +65 6560 1249 | Opening Hours: 11am – 6pm (Daily)
17. Swensen’s Singapore
Get the best of both worlds this Mid-Autumn Festival, with the all-new mochi snowskin ice cream mooncakes from Swensen’s Singapore! These sweet treats combine signature flavours of Swensen’s ice cream and delicate mochi snowskin, for chewy and velvety mouthfeel.
Look forward to eight delectable flavours, with four returning favourites, and four all-new ones—there’ll be something for the whole family. New flavours include locally-inspired Salted Gula Melaka, Kueh Salat, refreshing Grapefruit, and the classic Lotus Paste—but in ice cream form.
Prefer the classics? Don’t fret, Swensen’s is also bringing back hot favourites like Sticky Chewy Chocolate, Cookies ‘N’ Cream, Yam and Durian King for all you fans of the King of Fruits.
You can mix-and-match within the set of four (S$39.80 for four pieces), so you can get something for everyone in the family. Individual mooncakes are also available for purchase at S$10.90 each.
Expected Damage: S$39.80 for four pieces | S$10.90 each
18. 7-Eleven Singapore
Yes, you can now get mooncakes from convenience stores. 7-Eleven Singapore is rolling out 7-Select mooncakes, made with all kinds of durian.
The Durian Snowskin Mooncakes series comes with three varieties of durian: Mao Shan Wang (with blue snowskin), D24 (with purple snowskin), and Red Prawn (with pink snowskin).
These are available for pre-order from now till 6 September 2020 in selected 7-Eleven outlets at introductory prices as stated below (usual price follows for pre-orders from 6 September to 20 September 2020):
- Mao Shan Wang Mooncakes—S$68 (Introductory price), S$75 (Usual price)
- D24 Mooncakes—S$62 (Introductory price), S$68 (Usual price)
- Red Prawn Mooncakes—S$62 (Introductory price), S$68 (Usual price)
- Mixed Flavour Mooncakes: Mao Shan Wang (2 pcs), D24 (one piece), Red Prawn (one piece)—S$65 (Introductory price), S$72 (Usual price)
- Mixed Flavour Mooncakes: Mao Shan Wang (one piece), D24 (one piece)—S$35 (Introductory price), S$39 (Usual price)
For Sanrio fans, 7-Eleven is here with adorable Sanrio Traditional Baked Mooncakes, complete with kawaii imprints of My Melody on the mooncakes—it even comes with a pink My Melody cooler bag! The Sanrio Traditional Baked Mooncakes (S$58 for four) will be up for pre-order from now until 23 September 2020 at all 7-Eleven outlets.
Expected Damage: From S$35 (durian mooncakes) | S$58 (Sanrio mooncakes)
19. The Lapis Place
You wouldn’t think that a place that sells kuehs would offer mooncakes, but The Lapis Place is here to prove you wrong.
On top of their popular speciality kueh lapis that comes in 17 different flavours, they’ve also introduced snowskin mooncakes to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival this year.
You can look forward to the Lapis Mooncake series (S$36.80 for two pieces, S$70.40 for four pieces), which includes Rainbow Lapis, Cempedak Lapis, Pandan Lapis and Earl Grey Lapis. Cut open these lapis mooncakes, and you’ll find layers of kueh within. The Rainbow Lapis is particularly good for Instagram-worthy shots.
For bolder flavours, The Lapis Place also offers the Truffle Mooncake range:
- Taro Truffle (S$33.60 for two pieces, S$64 for four pieces)
- Mao Shan Wang (S$33.60 for two pieces, S$64 for four pieces)
- Lychee Martini (S$32 for two pieces, S$62.40 for four pieces)
- Peach Truffle (S$32.00 for two pieces, S$62.40 for four pieces)
- Ferrero Rocher Truffle (S$31.20 for two pieces, S$60.80 for four pieces)
- Cookies ‘N’ Cream (S$31.20 for two pieces, S$60.80 for four pieces)
Make sure to place your orders online at least three working days in advance!
Expected Damage: S$36.80 for two pieces, S$70.40 for four pieces (Lapis Mooncakes) | From S$31.20 for two pieces, S$60.80 for four pieces (Truffle Mooncakes)
Ready for more mind-boggling mooncake flavours? EDENS is here with their latest creation, a truly unique mooncake flavour that combines familiar chocolate with savoury shiitake mushroom.
The Valrhona Chocolate Shiitake Snowskin Mooncake (S$50.90 for four pieces) comes from a recipe that’s hand-crafted and developed by the founders of EDENS. Surprisingly, putting Himalayan Sea Salt Shiitake chips and chocolate together makes for quite the pair.
Encased in a chocolate snowskin exterior, the mooncake contains crunchy shiitake chips and a layer of smooth Valrhona chocolate lotus paste.
Still unconvinced? Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it; place your orders online and find out for yourself.
Expected Damage: S$50.90 for four pieces
Still thinking about which mooncakes to get? Better hurry—you don’t want to miss out on the early bird savings.
Happy (early) Mid-Autumn Festival!